Whether it was a flip-flop, or an evolution, or a change of view, President Obama is the first sitting president to endorse same-sex marriage. Coincidentally, the same week the president announced this change, Cyndi Lauper, one of the biggest activists for gay and lesbian rights in the entertainment community was in town. Lauper came to D.C. to receive an award for her work to end LGBT -- lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender -- youth homelessness. Hearing the president's support for same-sex marriage, she said, felt extraordinary.
"I've never been so proud of a president before, I'm so proud to be American," Lauper said.
"I been seeing all my life the disparity and the inequality, and so to be a part of this and be here at this time gave me great hope," the singer added.
But Lauper has not always been happy to be associated with politicians. Lauper, whose 1980s hits include 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' and 'True Colors,' did not want her songs used in political ads --Read More »from Cyndi Lauper on the True Colors of Politics